I am a 30 year old woman, traumatised, frazzled, but still standing and ready to create some art. I live with my partner Michael in Rochford, Essex, in a beautiful house overlooking bountiful green farmland. We often sit in bed and listen to the birds twittering in the garden against the backdrop of the softly-humming light aircraft coming in to land at the airfield nearby. Our little cat, Casper, destroys all my beautiful black clothes with his snowy-white hair. It’s not a bad life.
I work as Journal Editor for a wonderful national charity, and I love to paint (both digital and traditional forms), write poetry, read, and collect bizarre vintage items for my home.
I’ve been through a lot in my time on this planet. As a result of that, you could say I have a few issues, a few great qualities –
and a few things I want to say.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog; it’s much appreciated.
I wrote a blog post in 2019 about my first Colposcopy appointment, which you can read about here. That visit identified low-grade CIN1 cell changes to my cervix as a result of the all-too-common HPV virus. You can learn all about HPV here. In most cases, the HPV and abnormal cells go away on their… Read more
Reading @MichaelRosenYes‘s poem about his tracheostomy reminded me of my stay in hospital (non-covid-related). All my nurses were ‘foreign’ & all were lovely, calming, supportive. Still hear ignorance about them ‘taking jobs’ or not belonging. I wrote this poem about them. This poem is from my chapbook collection, ‘We Found a Shadow – Poems from… Read more
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